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Letter: Helping out with the coin shortage

Coin circulation has been curtailed by the COVID-19 virus. Those of us who have a bowl, drawer or dresser top collecting our change could...

Letter: Will we only enforce the laws we like?

Roswell Republicans can never again claim to be in favor of law and order. Voting to direct the city manager to refuse to enforce public...

Letter: Mayor, city council not offering ideas of their own

At the outset, know that I am no fan of our governor. I’m a Republican. I did not vote for her and would not...

Letter: We are all allowed to choose our own paths

In reference to the writer of the July 22 letter to the editor. We should all be so glad to know we have a...

Letter: ‘Old-school’ behaviors are ‘current in all times’

The article by Rick Kraft is correct in that the “old-schoolers” shine because of the way they handle life and relationships. The most time-tested...

NM deserves fully functioning justice system

By Justice Judith K. Nakamura New Mexico Supreme Court Closing and locking the doors to justice is not an option during a public health emergency. Imagine you...

Census 2020: A way to make a difference

By Brian Blalock, Elizabeth Groginsky and Ryan Stewart   As citizens of a democracy, we cherish our right to vote — and rightfully so. Every year...

Inspiration for problem-solving

When future generations look back on this time of the coronavirus pandemic, it will appear, rightly, that our world in 2020 was a mess....

Legislation would support local news

By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including...

Letter: Those protesting should help prevent COVID-19 spread

There was a protest held in Roswell, demanding that indoor dining at restaurants be allowed. Good for them. Making your demands public is the...

Letter: Small businesses in NM need the public’s help

Our New Mexico businesses and restaurants are suffering because they are being asked to carry the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have...

Letter: Pre-pandemic economic record can’t be denied

In response to Mr. Bob Carroll’s letter printed in the edition (July 14, 2020) I feel compelled to make a few comments. He gives...

Letter: Significant failures of leadership, character

In the 2016 presidential election voters faced what many of them considered to be a lousy choice — Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. Everyone...

Letter: Distractions are disrupting needed focus on virus

Who in the general public has taken the time to seriously study the effects of viruses on our health? Most people get their understanding...

Letter: Politicians ‘know no bounds’ with taxpayers’ money

Money, money, money ... Seems like some got it, some don’t. However, when you get to any level of the bureaucracy ... They got...

Letter: Not every ‘illness’ requires a ‘scalpel’

In response to "Mob Rule" (a letter published in the Daily Record July 1) — I agree the vast majority of our police are...

Letter: Is (low-dose) radiation the answer to coronavirus?

Several weeks ago I had my annual physical with my cardiologist and I asked him if I could get a chest X-ray this time. Of...

The Founders’ views of a free press

By Dean Ridings CEO, America's Newspapers America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that...

Letter: Come on, people: Follow public health guidelines

No more Ms. Nice Guy! Gov. Lujan Grisham has been requesting that New Mexicans help each other stay healthy. She asked us all to...

Letter: Mob is embracing ‘lowest form of group barbarism’

We have all watched the frenzied zeal to reform, cut costs or even eliminate our police departments or replace them with social workers, a...

Letter: NM’s chance to make ‘another good decision’ on nuclear

From the moment we get up in the morning and start our day off with a hot cup of coffee, we have started a...

Newspapers serve many important functions

By Barbara Beck, Publisher of the Roswell Daily Record bbeck@rdrnews.com Our newspaper aims to provide local stories on local issues that are important in Roswell. No doubt...

New department will lift up New Mexico’s children

By New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales On July 1, New Mexico will officially launch the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, becoming one of...

Tax increases would be a mistake

By Grover Norquist and Paul Gessing New Mexico is facing a budget deficit due to the combined forces of Gov. Lujan Grisham’s shutdown of the...

New Mexico needs a new ‘Dr. No’

By State Rep. Phelps Anderson New Mexico’s Pandemic Special Session reveals dire need for the next Dr. No. New Mexico needs our next Dr. No, as...

Letter: ICC has proven itself a ‘kangaroo court’

We read that President Trump has denounced the ICC (International Criminal Court) as a “kangaroo court.” It is about time a world leader sees...

Letter: Differing perceptions of ‘incomplete reportage’

Letter writer Ricardo Valenzuela was more than miffed by RDR headline, “No Arrests at Monday Black Lives Matter protest.” He characterized the headline as...

Letter: City-sponsored trash recycling is essential

My wife and I moved to Roswell in 2001 from the Littleton, Colorado, area. Both of us, until my wife’s untimely passing last year,...

Complex issues deserve thorough vetting

By State Rep. Candy Ezzell   The State of New Mexico is in the middle of the worst fiscal crisis we have experienced since statehood. A...

Unlike absentee voting, all mail-in balloting defrauds voters

By State Rep. Jim Townsend   The American voting system can best be described as one voter-one vote. In recent weeks, Congressional Democrats have been pushing...

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